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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This triangular vase is 12" (30.5 cm)high and about 5.75" (14.5 cm) on each side. It weighs 7 lbs (3.2 kg). It is signed, but there is no label or maker's mark. I have seen multiple similar examples with "Atelier Beranek" labels and an attribution of designer as Jiri Beranek. The vase looks opaque unless there is light behind it. There is a sufficient amount of interesting work on the two non-main sides when backlit. It bugs me when designers/artists ignore everything but the "main" side. None of these on CW, yet, so here is one. My pictures are not great as it is a biggish piece. I may try again later.

    This was an ebay find and when I came across the auction, there were 11 watchers. The seller described it as "1965 BERANEK MID-CENTURY SKRDLOVICE ART GLASS CZECH VASE MURANO EAMES ERA 9608", kind of a kitchen sink description to suck in as many potential buyers as possible. I did a quick search and it did seem to be by Beranek, at least. From the search results I saw, it seems to be maybe 2000s production, but not certain of that. The seller lopped 30% off the price almost while I was looking at it which seemed like a great deal compared to some of the other prices I had seen, so I ponied up the $ even though it lacks a label. I had spent some time researching it because I really liked it and that decided me to take the plunge. I found that there were/are numerous artists working at Beranek, so not sure of who signed this. I am interested in knowing who the artist was.

    The seller was very slow to ship, a non-communicator and not a great packer. The vase was not wrapped in, or filled with, any protecting material and stuffed in a box surrounded by crumpled paper and it moved around when I shook the box. The box had one "Fragile" written on it in pen. I was expecting the worst when I opened it, but it is near mint and undamaged. Kudos to FedEx! Lots of sticker residue all over the vase which I am still removing with rubbing alcohol when I encounter it.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      @larksel - You have a great web site! Thanks for sharing!

      Thanks larksel and SEAN68!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      The Glass Atelier Beránek was a project begun by Jaroslav and Jirí Beránek in 1994 ... so the sixties date is not correct. The numeration 9608 suggests 1996.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      @vetraio50 - Thanks for the information! I did find the information about the studio and numbering system (from one of your earlier CW posts!) but not sure where the seller found the 9608 number. Not sure if it was really associated with this piece or not. There is a dearth of reference materials about this glass except for some pretty expensive books and some pretty expensive and out of print books. Or maybe I just don't know where to look!

      Thanks for loving my three sided vase glassiegirl, Vynil33rpm, vetraio50, aura and Jenni!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you fortapache!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you foseatme!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks Thomas and sklo42!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you iggy!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for clicking the button for my vase officialfuel!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thank you Karen! I really like this one.
    11. Bearsy68, 1 year ago
      I found this exact same vase at the goodwill last week. I want to sell it on ebay but not sure of the value.
    12. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Hi Bearsy68. Congratulations on your good fortune. We do not discuss values on this site, just share our collections. You can look at completed auctions on ebay and etsy and see what Beranek vases have been selling for. Folks often ask inflated prices for Czech glass and have to drop the price a few times before selling it, so best just to go to the completed auctions to see what they are actually selling for.

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